COVID-19 reveals lessons learned and lost from deadly 1918 flu pandemic in central Va.

Another deadly pandemic reached central Virginia 102 years ago this fall. The virus that became known as the “Spanish flu” forced schools and churches to close and overwhelmed Charlottesville’s largest hospital in 1918. It shares remarkable similarities and differences to the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 reveals lessons learned and lost from deadly 1918 flu pandemic in central Va.